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AES Senior Engineer, SCADA (REMOTE) in Colorado

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We are currently looking for a dynamic and hard-working Sr. SCADA Project Engineer to lead all aspects of the SCADA process on both Utility and DG Solar, Wind, BESS and Hybrid Power Plants. It's a technical position with an emphasis on oversight and project execution. Seeing the “Big Picture is crucial for this role, however having the experience and speaking the language to dive into minute details is what will get the job done right. This person will work with various stakeholders and internal teams to meet all grid integration and AES operational requirements through all project phases. As such communication and social skills are vital. This is a proven opportunity for an engineer to build a future in renewables for themselves and make a positive impact both at AES and globally.


Technically supervise and lead the SCADA Implementation on multiple simultaneous utility scale renewable projects split between various technologies and architectures.

Understand and stay on top of project specifics including Interconnection, Substation and PV/BESS/Wind Array architectures to run the SCADA process around the project.

Directly lead the SCADA Process and SCADA Vendor/integrator to meet project requirements and timelines.

The process will entail the following actions with above stated SCADA vender/integrator and with stakeholders and internal AES teams:

Review internal exhibits, build Scopes of Work (SOW) for SCADA bids and pass directly to vendors as needed. Delineate responsibilities and identify scope gaps.

Review and approve proposals.

Work with Telecoms, Information and Operational Technology to ensure equipment selection, project networking and reliable and secure connectivity.

Work with HV/Substation engineering and management teams to ensure substation SCADA and Meter Integration along with conceptual meter schemes for revenue and controlling meters and appropriate losses accounted for.

Ensure appropriate SCADA integration with respect to BESS, Inverters, Trackers, Wind Turbines, Meteorological sensors and more.

Review and approve 30%, 60%, 90%, IFC, As-Built SCADA Design packages which include but are not limited to: Bills of Material (BOM) and SCADA System Designs,Device and network spreadsheets, Block and network diagrams .

Create and review point lists with SCADA Vendors and utilities/ISOs/PPAs, equipment manufacturers and other subsystem integrators

Develop Power Plant Controller logic schemes, HMI narratives to show organization of pages, devices, points, controls, alarms and more.

Controls include: MW Curtailment and Charge/Discharge schemes for BESS, AVR (Volt-Var, PF, MVAR, etc.), Frequency Response, Substation Controls including Breakers and Capacitor Bank Controls, PV-BESS Hybrid controls, PV Tracker Controls, and various other subsystems

Lead all aspects of support system install and integration, site commissioning, fixing and Control Testing (remote with local onsite presence if needed)

Lead, supervise and support telemetry and control (Point to Point) testing with various interconnection utilities, ISOs/RTOs, PPA offtakers as well as site performance testing (Capacity, Availability and more)

Support in NERC testing requirements such as the MOD-25, 26, 27 tests.

Skills and Experience

  • Hands on SCADA design and testing experience with a minimum of 5+ years.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; or equivalent work experience.

  • Familiarity with at least one SCADA Platform: Ignition, GE Cimplicity, SEL, Wonderware, SOLV, Isotrol Bluence, Trimark T1-S/Vantage, PVHardware, ETAPro, OSI PI. Other platforms outside of Renewables will be considered as well.

  • Familiarity with grid interconnection SCADA requirements across various markets and ISOs including CAISO, NYISO, PJM, MISO and ERCOT

  • Experience in integration of relevant SCADA communication protocols, computer interfaces and media types: MODBUS, DNP3.0, OPC, Fiber, Serial, TCP/IP, Radio and various devices including Substation Devices (RTACs, Relays, Meters), Array Devices (Inverters, Trackers, Met Stations, BESS) and remote RTUs from Utilities and other 3rd Parties.

  • Understanding of NERC compliance from the SCADA perspective.

  • Project Management experience prioritizing multiple consultants and EPCs.

  • Ability to lead technical discussions among SCADA vendors, EPCs, equipment manufacturers, utilities and internal teams.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $115.000 and $144.500/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

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